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“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore. -I lived for art, I lived for love.”
Returning to the US in 2005, she has since performed in numerous recitals and concerts.
She has also appeared with Espresso Opera in New York City, with whom she has performed
the roles of Leonora in Il trovatore, as well as the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur.
She assumed the title role in Suor Angelica with Capitol Opera Harrisburg, Zerlina
(Don Giovani) with Capitol Heights Lyric Opera; and, most recently, in March of this
year, the role of Maddalena in Giordano’s demanding opera, Andrea Chenier, with Center
In the summer of 2012 Pradichaya returned to Bangkok, where she gave masterclasses
and voice lessons to advanced students and voice teachers, as well as an operatic
recital at the end of the program. Such was its success that she was invited back
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, at just two years of age Pradichaya Poonyarit
was appearing on stage and being heard in radio broadcasts throughout her native
country. From the outset she was exposed to- and loved- songs from both east and
west, and throughout her youth she also learned about all aspects of business from
her parents. These two aspects- music and business- continue to define who she is.
Attending school in the United States from her early teenage years on, she majored
in opera and vocal performance at the Hartt School of Music. Soon after starting
her family, however, she returned to Thailand to manage her parents' company and
became the Managing Director of their international import/direct-selling limited
During this time, she was also a force in the Bangkok classical music arena, producing
her own concerts, teaching voice at two of the country's most prestigious universities,
appearing in several concerts and recitals (including several with the Bangkok Music
Society); in addition, she was one of the predominant soloists of the newly-formed
Bangkok Opera, which made its debut in 2001. She sang in that company's royal command
performances, the roles of: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Miss Jessel in The Turn
of the Screw, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, and roles in two different world premieres.
She was also invited to perform in the 2003 concert that marked the inauguration
of the Thailand chapter of the International Wagner Society, presided over by Richard
Wagner's grandson, Wolfgang.